Illustrates the purposes of educational films and the standards by which to appraise them.
Uses a wide selection of recently produced films to illustrate the purposes of educational films and the standards by which to appraise them. Shows how film techniques -- photomicrography, time-lapse photography and animation -- can help overcome barriers to learning.
February 3, 2013 Subject:
A Transitional Period In Clothing Styles 1963
This poor guy had to toss all his old, now out of style floppy full fit 1940-50's threads but was obviusly at a loss when he had to try to fit himeself into one of these leaner look 60's jackets. He needs a tailor....nothing off the rack for him these days. That jacket looks awful.
Our teacher simply selected health films based on entertainment value. The one with the injured kids (I forget the titie) where Nick tumbles over the cliff was our fave and we requested it many times, and many times she'd get it and play it and the same thing everytime - we'd scream our asses off when that kid goes over the cliff. We loved that scene. Heh, heh. That kid shoulda got an academy award.
If thats the stuff you get in Ed School, why on earth didn't I just be a teacher, retire at 50 and get that lush retirement, never look back. Sheesh. Heady stuff, eh?
June 16, 2006 Subject:
Hey, that's Herk Harvey!
I just wanted to point out that Herk Harvey, the Centron director and also director of the cult horror film "Carnival of Souls," is the presenter in this movie. In fact, Harvey may have also directed this, as he liked to put himself in his own films.
June 16, 2006 Subject:
Solid analysis of the educational applications of audiovisual media
Many of the teachers of yesteryear were not well aware of the broad array of educational films that were available on various subjects. The presenter of this erudite Centron film discusses the educational merits of classroom films by emphasizing how they can assist teachers in conveying certain concepts or information that can be somewhat difficult to explain through the use of traditional teaching tools. As the presenter comments on the advantages of incorporating films into the curriculum, he relies on a set of interesting movable signs in order to garner the viewer's attention. As one would expect, the subject matter is used as a vehicle to showcase several different Centron films produced for McGraw-Hill, but each one is judiciously used to substantiate the presenter's remarks. This film could still be used to illustrate the importance of classroom films.
May 27, 2005 Subject:
Visual Aids - The Most Important Part of Educational Films
This film was made by McGraw-Hill for teachers in order to encourage them to use films in the classroom. It features a guy talking at the camera about the various purposes classroom films can be used, such as ÃÂto develop interestÃÂ or ÃÂto change attitudes.ÃÂ This would be dull as dishwater, except 1. the guy has uses lots of great signs and visual aids; and 2. he shows clips from various McGraw-Hill films, including that classic of child mind-control, Manners in School. These two factors make the film a great deal of fun and very mstable, plus the fact that this is another example, like Technicolor for Industrial Films, of an ephemeral film about ephemeral films.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
March 23, 2005 Subject:
I don't know what I was expecting
The thing people should know about this film is it's more of a clip show than an actual film itself, key scenes are selected from diferent films and are then played, thiers a whole thing about how "knowing the technique" the film is showing will help you better chose a film, and it's pretty good I guess, but the title is misleading as that's the only real advise they have about choosing a classroom film. This is baisicly an ad for other classroom films moreso than a guide.
March 28, 2003 Subject:
It's Easy! (pulling up chart)
In this slightly neglected film (only 75 views? come on), various ways of, uh, choosing a classroom film is discussed. The narrator, in a awesome set full of neat pop up and fold over charts, seems to state the obvious about how teachers should choose a classroom film (be on topic, maintain interest).
Clips of various films are also used to demonstrate, particularly awesome are Classroom manners (which is on Skip Eisenheimer's industrial engineering disc) and The Snob, which is here and looks awesome in it's high melodrama.